Edward N Okey*
Department of Plant Science and Biotechnology, Cross River University of Technology, Calabar, Nigeria
*Corresponding Author: Edward N Okey, Department of Plant Science and Biotechnology, Cross River University of Technology, Calabar, Nigeria.
Received: December 06, 2019; Published: January 01, 2020
As 2019 gradually comes to an end, it is important to reflect on the activities of past 11 months especially in the area of health. The wellbeing of individuals and the society is critical and paramount to the development of a Nation. It is therefore, not surprising that “World AIDS Day” (December 1st) and the National Handwashing Week (December 1st -7th) are chosen as themes for the December 2019, Acta Scientific Microbiology Journal Edition.
December 1st each year is commemorated as World AIDS Day since 1988. This day is one of the 8th official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO) along side; World Tuberculosis Day (March 20), World Health Day (April 7), World Malaria Day (April 25), World Tobacco Day (May 31), World Blood Donor Day (June 14), World Hepatitis day (July 28) and World Immunization Week (Beginning November 10). The interconnectivity of these days as well as their significance cannot be over emphasized as research have shown that diseases like Tuberculosis, Malaria and Hepatitis are closely associated with the AIDS epidemic.
Citation: Edward N Okey. “AIDS A Disease of Non-Racial Discrimination". Acta Scientific Microbiology 3.2 (2020): 01.
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